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The Legend of Don Lorenzo: John Lorenzo Hubbell and the Sense of Place in Navajo Country


Abstract This dissertation is a cultural history of the frontier stories surrounding an Arizona politician and Indian trader, John Lorenzo Hubbell. From 1878 to 1930, Hubbell operated a trading post in Ganado, Arizona--what is today Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site. During that time, he played host to hundreds of visitors who trekked into Navajo country in search of scientific knowledge and artistic inspiration as the nation struggled to come to terms with industrialization, immigration, and other modern upheavals. Hubbell became an important mediator between the Native Americans and the Anglos who came to study them, a facilitator of the creation of the Southwestern myth. He lavished hospitality upon some of the Southwest's principle... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Cottam, Erica (Author) / Pyne, Stephen (Advisor) / Szuter, Christine (Committee member) / Osburn, Katherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / American history / Folklore / Navajo / Place / Stories / Travel
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 391 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. History 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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